Written by Isaiah Smart
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. will return to their roots next week as they bring Kappa Delta Reloaded to VSU for their 2013 Greek week.
The boys in blue will provide an accompanying mixtape to complement their annual week.
“Everything we do, we do for the people,” Brandon Menner, vice president, said. “For this reason, Phi Beta Sigma is considered the ‘People’s Frat’ to many.”
The Sigmas will begin KDR with The Sitdown. Students are encouraged to join the Sigmas at 11 a.m. at Serenity Christian Church followed by lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings. Ten percent of each patron’s bill will be donated to the No Kid Hunger philanthropy.
On Monday the Sigmas will get the campus involved with a cookout with the women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Palms Quad.
The Sigmas will them give VSU students a chance to watch “Flight,” starring Denzel Washington at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Theater.
On Tuesday, there will be an STD awareness table on the pedestrian walkway from noon until 2 p.m.
That evening, in collaboration with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Sigmas will present The American Dream, a Hollywood Squares type event, in the UC Magnolia Room from 7p.m. to 9 p.m.
“Our week’s plan is to give back to the people, be “The People’s Frat,” chapter President Aaron Howard, said.
On Wednesday morning, the Sigmas will host a breakfast give-a-way from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the pedestrian walkway.
Spring break is around the corner, and Sweatin’ Bullets is a part of the final stretch. The event will feature D&T Personal Fitness and the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms.
On Thursday, the Deep Release Poetry Society and Media Arts Geniuses will collaborate with the Sigmas to bring “Poetic Justice.”
“Perhaps the event I am most excited about will be our “Poetic Justice” poetry event,” Menner said.
The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Jennett Lecture Hall. Admission for Poetic Justice will be $1 or canned good item.
The Sigmas will Set it Off on Friday with a cookout and flag football game from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the front lawn with the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Friday will end with a fundraiser at CiCi’s Pizza from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The week will conclude with a morning of giving back to the Valdosta community with an adopt-a-highway cleanup at 10 a.m.
After a long week and a day of service, take a load off at the Student Recreation Center. The men of Phi Beta Sigma and Exclusive Models will host a pool party from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“The student body will learn during our week that we do all of what we do for them,” Howard said. “Respect is a two way street. Without the support and respect of the students, a fraternity can die off of a college campus very quickly. We thank Valdosta State and all of the organizations that have been down to contribute to our cause, and it’s time to pay them back.”
All events are open to the student body.
For more information, visit the Kappa Delta Sigmas Facebook page or follow them on Twitter and Instagram @KD_Sigmas